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Ocean City Frequently Asked Questions
Midtown Ocean City runs from the end of the Boardwalk at 28th Street to the Route 90 bridge at 62d Street.Midtown hotels and motels offer quieter stays than their Downtown counterparts. Oftentimes, they have quicker access to the many famous the most bars and restaurants in Ocean City. Midtown is also near enough the Boardwalk for easy access by foot or bike, but distant enough that you only have to get caught up in it by choice. Additionally, the Convention Center on 40th Street, with its new Performing Arts Center, is the hub of a lot of activity in Ocean City, making midtown the ideal location for anyone attending events there. If you don’t want the noise and activity of the Boardwalk but still want to be close to Seacrets, the Convention Center and other Ocean City hot spots, midtown is a great place to start your hotel search.
North Ocean City runs from 62nd Street to the Delaware Line.Sometimes called “condo row” because of the many high-rises mixed in along the hotels and motels, Uptown tends to be quieter and is more family-oriented than the midtown and downtown areas. The beach is calmer, but many of the attractions, dining and entertainment options require driving. Northside Park, home to sports fields, free events, and the award-winning Winterfest of Lights, is found uptown. There, you’ll also find the Original Greene Turtle, Gold Coast Mall and many of the locals’ favorite hangouts. Uptown also offers easier access to the golf courses in Delaware, the shopping in Rehoboth, and Delaware Beach activities. By gaining access to this the uptown area across the Route 90 bridge, you’ll alleviate some traffic woes by avoiding downtown Ocean City. Plus, you can always leave your car in the lot where there’s mostly free parking and take the bus downtown to visit the Boardwalk. The Clarion, which offers luxury and great dining as well as great views of the ocean from their restaurant and fabulous beach tunes on the deck at Lenny’s, the Carousel and the Princess Royale are some of uptown’s most iconic hotels, but far from the only options.
Hotels in West Ocean City, MDOur final stop is actually the first area of town you come to if taking Route 50 all the way into Ocean City. If you want easy access to the Assateague Island National Seashore, first-rate shopping and world-class golf, and don’t mind a drive to the beach, West Ocean City offers exceptional hotel and motel options. Choose one of the hotels or motels in this area and save a little money while you are just minutes from the wild ponies, Tanger Outlets, Sunset Marina, Harborside Bar and Grill, and so much more.
COVID-19 NOTICE: Ocean City is welcoming guests. Please be advised that masks may be required at some establishments and social distancing should be maintained. Retail establishments are opening at 50% capacity, masks are required. Restaurants may offer outside dining where applicable. Gatherings of more than 10 people are NOT PERMITTED.
What are free things to do in Ocean City?
The Town of Ocean City prides itself on hosting free weekly events throughout the summer to help you enjoy your vacation without blowing your budget. Find a full list here.
How can I save money on my Ocean City vacation?
When are lifeguards on the beach?
During the summer season, the Ocean City Beach Patrol is on duty from 9am- 5pm.
What can I do on a rainy day?
Check out a movie, play indoor mini-golf, visit the Life-Saving Station Museum or Ripley’s Believe it or Not, go on a brewery tour, shop at the Tanger Outlets, hit the arcades with the kids, or just hang on your balcony and listen peace and quiet of rain on an empty beach, just to name a few.
How far is Assateague from Ocean City?
Assateague Island is located just 8 miles south of Ocean City on Route 611.
Can children eat at Seacrets?
Yes, children are allowed in Seacrets until 10pm
What are good restaurants for children?
The majority of restaurants in Ocean City are kid friendly and include children’s menu options.
How do I plan a beach wedding in Ocean City?
Ocean City is the perfect destination for a beach wedding. Start planning yours here.